Founding Fathers as Christians

Some have said that the Founding Fathers were not Christian. They haven’t read the words of these men themselves. They all left quotes and references that would convince most anyone otherwise..

Read George Washington’s Farewell address. Read Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Read James Madison’s notes on the Constitutional Convention. Give yourself time to read Benjamin Franklin’s speeches at that same Convention.

Patrick Henry summed it up well in his last will and testament. “This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.

I like the way Linus completed his conversation with the ever argumentative Lucy. Lucy and Linus are looking out the window as the rain pours down. Lucy says: “Boy. Look at it rain. . . . What if it floods the whole world?”

Linus responds as they continue to look at the rail falling: “It will never do that. . .in the ninth chapter of the book of Genesis God promised Noah that would never happen again, and the sign of the promise is the rainbow. . .”

Lucy adds: “You’ve taken a great load off my mind . . .”

They look at each other and Linus heartily says: “Sound theology has a way of doing that!”

That’s what our Founding Fathers thought, too!

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